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Scientists Explore Groundwater in the Sahel with Nuclear Technology - International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
17 Sep 2017 -  The Sahel stretches from western Africa to central and northern Africa and is home to 135 million people. One of the biggest challenges is access to clean water, which is essential not only for drinking, but also for food production and sanitation.
Through its technical cooperation programme, the IAEA has provided equipment and trained local scientists from 13 countries — Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Ghana, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal and Togo — to study five main aquifer systems.